It's a pretty awesome time to be a healthcare technology reporter, professionally speaking. Personally? I see green every time I hear about the latest advance in patient-facing healthcare...
Intensive care unit telehealth technology helped to improve survival rates of ICU patients and speed both ICU and hospital discharges, according to research published Thursday in CHEST Journal.
What's going on with the Veterans' Administration (VA) these days? The VA, with its vast electronic health record system, seemed ahead of the curve. It was a trendsetter, spearheading patient access to EHRs with the adoption of its MyHealtheVet access pilot. It increased veterans' access to mental healthcare by launching a videoconferencing program. Veterans, who have long suffered with overcrowded emergency departments, understaffing, and other problems in accessing care, finally were getting an innovative, sophisticated health benefit. Until they weren't. Now it seems that the VA has gone rogue on us when it comes to EHRs.
An automated tool integrated into an electronic health record to predict patients at risk of hospital readmission can help to reduce such rates, according to a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
New research finds that electronic health records have great potential to link genes to specific diseases and identify previously unknown connections between the two.
Legislation recently introduced to Congress by Rep. Scott Peters (R-Calif.) seeks to increase the use of wireless technologies in healthcare to ultimately bring care costs down.
Electronic health record use continues to plague the Veterans' Administration, with incomplete EHR documentation of opioid prescriptions leading to patient misuse and hospitalizations at San Francisco VA Medical Center, according to a recently published report by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs Office of Inspector General.
The American Journal of Managed Care has now weighed in on the impact of electronic health records and health IT with a special issue devoted to research on the subject.
It's easy to talk about the barriers to interoperability, frankly. It's a bit tougher to offer actionable strategies for moving closer to a day when data and information flow freely across systems.
The certification process for Meaningful Use is in need of a "radical" overhaul, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka says in his most recent blog post.